I was going to write more about Blair but I'm fed up thinking and reading about him and, therefore, tonight I'm not going to write any more about him. I'm sure I'll return to him soon but tonight my blog is a Blair-free zone. If only the UK was a Blair-free zone! See how hard it is. I've written about him again.
Is it not hypocritical of me to go on criticising Blair and his government but, other than voting every few years and posting on websites, I do nothing positive either to get rid of Blair or to help others? At least politicians have stood up to be counted. I'm like thousands of others: I throw my thoughts and energies into a keyboard and watch these be transformed into words on a website. For all their faults and their own hypocrisies are politicians really worse than us or is it that their hypocrisies are visible to the wider public whereas mine / ours are much more confined.
If I'm so angry with him why don't I:
- join the Labour party and try to change it?
- join another party and try to throw out Labour?
- help someone else to do the above
- just do something
An armchair critic is just that and no more. Why should a politician take me and my like seriously? Only by getting off my backside and doing something, ANYTHING do I lose my hypocrisy.
But sitting back writing this blog is easy. There's no real effort involved. Getting out and organising, canvassing, meeting, speaking, and protesting; now that's real positive work.
I should be doing that. But I bet I don't.
I'd rather be an armchair hypocrite!